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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up, operate and monitor extrusion equipment for tyre component manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115067  Set up, operate and monitor extrusion equipment for tyre component manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are involved in manufacturing components for the manufacture of tyres and related products require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Qualifying learners can produce good quality extruded products of the right dimensions and mass at the required output rates. They will also be able to solve and rectify common problems.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing (NQF Level 3) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of an integrated learning programme for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Determine the quality and type of product required and plan the production run. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Product includes treads, sidewalls, flaps. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Co-ordinate the supply of the required materials, set the scale and check and weigh the received. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Remove, care for and store the tooling from the previous run; check and install new tooling. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Tooling includes dies, heads and related equipment, e.g. hand tools, lifts, hoists, slings, chains, measuring instruments and gauges.
  • Care for includes cleaning and following procedures for preventing corrosion. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out equipment-related operations to achieve required quality and output rates. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Equipment includes material feed, extruder, head, die, cooling, haul-off, coiling and cutting.
  • Operations include start up, shut down, purging and cleaning, setting up, adjusting. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Carry out quality checks related to the material, equipment and finished product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include: measure sizes, monitor gauges and instruments, monitor product mass or mass vs. linear measurement relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Label and store products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Store includes storage in stores, in areas set aside for holding materials on a temporary basis, at or near the production equipment, before, during and after use.
  • Labelling includes writing on material or attaching label tags to material. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Complete all applicable documentation and report on matters related to. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Material quantities and usage.
  • Finished product quantity and quality.
  • Equipment faults and the condition of tools and equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to component manufacturing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated - see section "assessment criteria" for the consolidation of assessment criteria 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1.
    Names, locations, functions of:
  • Types of materials, tools, equipment, control systems.
  • Locations of required tooling, equipment, machine controls.
  • Types of end product, styles and sizes.
  • Defects.

    2.
    Purpose of:
  • Performing equipment inspections.
  • Extrusion equipment components, controls (variables), services.
  • Procedures related to operating, setting, starting up and shutting down.
  • Documents related to materials.
  • Different grades or types of materials.
  • Additives, mixes, compounds.
  • Material labelling.

    3.
    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Material types used in the production process (e.g. temperature, viscosity, adhesion).
  • Thermal, chemical, optical and physical characteristics of materials and finished product.
  • Changes in material's appearance related to processing and cooling, degradation and decomposition.

    4.
    Sensory cues:
  • Related to quality of materials and end-product, operation of equipment, the occurrence of faults or breakdowns.

    5.
    Processes and events:
  • Fire, accidents, injuries, power failures.
  • Premature curing of materials.
  • Equipment breakdowns.

    6.
    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Impact of additives on process, properties and end-product performance.
  • Implications of incorrect processing.
  • Effects of atmospheric conditions on the process.
  • Impact of poor practices on safety, health and the environment.

    7.
    Procedures and techniques:
  • Operating the equipment.
  • Changing tooling.
  • Weighing and measuring.

    8.
    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • International quality standards.

    9.
    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Function of the equipment and tooling.
  • Changes of state.
  • Degradation and decomposition.
  • Mass, volume, density, width, thickness.
  • Mixtures, compounds.
  • Units of measure.
  • Principles related to material properties.
  • Principles underlying the extrusion process and their relationship to the actual and desired material properties of the finished product.

    10.
    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between process, end product and end use
  • Interrelationship of machine variables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Related to the tooling changes and extrusion process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Interact with colleagues and work group members in order to ensure seamless production and appropriate quality product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for preparing materials for production.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Interpret information from production schedules to prepare materials
  • Make decisions based on that information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Report output, quality, problems and incidents.
  • Liaise with others involved in the production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Process formulae and recipes.
  • Use mixing and measuring equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understand and explain the relationship between additives, materials, machinery and product end-performance.
  • Relate the process I am involved in to the broader manufacturing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Determination of credits

    Activity
    Classroom learning 60 Hours
    On-the-job learning 80 Hours
    Self-directed learning 30 Hours
    Coaching 10 Hours
    Other 0
    Total 180 Hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.